Latest Articles

See all of our latest articles

Someone You Should Know

Behind Shelby Baron’s contagious smile is a passion for her sport that she is passing on

 

“Let’s pick it up!” instructed Paralympian Shelby Baron, who was coaching at a recent camp and wheelchair tennis tournament for juniors hosted by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Mid-Atlantic Region and the nonprofit Sportable in Richmond, Va.

“What are we?” Baron asked the athletes on the court, who were pushing from one corner to another prior to a practice session.

“Gladiators!” the campers shouted back.

Baron beamed.

Baron’s success as a Team USA player and as a collegiate champion for the University of Alabama precedes her, but as she waits on a wild card selection for this summer’s Tokyo Paralympic Games, she is staying busy setting others on her path as a USTA Net Generation regional tennis provider.

“I love sharing this incredible sport,” she said.

Read the full story here

Explore.

From in-depth articles and feature stories to rich photos and video, sportsnspokes.com has you covered.

Take an adventure on an accessible trail, discover a new and exciting sport or simply dream of the next “big thing.”  For more than four decades, sportsnspokes.com has gotten you closer to the stories and people who matter.

Your adventure starts here!

Advertise With Us

Skip to content